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PRIVATE VILLA IN AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE

A POOLSIDE CHÂTEAU WEDDING IN THE STUNNING PROVENCE REGION

Sleeps 22

Capacity 120

Venue from €12,000

Incl. 7 nights

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ABOUT

The First Glance

This exclusive château is situated in the stunning Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region of France, close to the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Dating back to the 17th Century, this historic castle was named after an Archbishop who architected the stunning garden landscape, chapel and fortified castle walls. The Château is set in 5 hectares of grounds which include olive groves, orchards, fountains and sculptures. The most impressive is the swimming pool, which like an oasis, hides inside the castle remains. This property can accommodate up to 22 people and host 120 for evening celebrations.

All the beauty, all the magical light of Provence. Surprise your guests with cocktails, live jazz and dinner by the 17th-century palace ruins. The following day have your wedding ceremony in the private 1,800 square foot terracotta chapel. Aftwards, move to the front of the main house for a lavish Provençal celebratory dinner under fairy lights. Think local champagne, seafood platters, gourmet cheeses, foie gras… yum! After a late night of dancing, kick off a lazy brunch party by the pool with a local pizza van offering up the perfect hangover cure ;) !

Everything here is about pastel colors, luxurious comforts and quaint Provençal charm. This estate is a perfect wedding destination to enjoy for a getaway with loved ones. Today, it is under private management by a lovely French family and they have previously hosted 50 weddings.

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PARTY & RELAX

Feature Highlights

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Sleeps up to 22
  • Main House: 11 Bedrooms
  • Nearby Hotels for Guests

Areas To Enjoy

  • Tennis Court
  • Olive Groves
  • Panoramic Lawn Terrace
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Provençal Gardens (5 ha)

Wedding Related

  • Hosts up to 120
  • Private Chapel
  • No Music Curfew
  • No Supplier Restrictions
  • Indoor Dining Hall

GETTING HERE

Location

This venue is convenient to reach from abroad. The nearest airport is Marseille Provence Airport, which serves 35 international airlines. Once you land, the venue is a short 25 minute drive away.

Nearby Airports

Marseille Provence Airport (32km)

approx. 25min drive

GOOD TO KNOW

Venue Pricing

This venue is only available to hire only for longer stays with accommodation. The prices vary based on season only. When booking this venue, you will have access to the whole estate, including the castle and chapel.

On selected months

Starting price

June

Avg. Temp

20-27 °C

12,000


7 nights minimum stay required

(2021) Total price for 22 people (11 bedrooms) is EUR 12,000

(2022) Total price for 22 people (11 bedrooms) is EUR 30,000


All prices include tax

September - May

Avg. Temp

5-23 °C

12,000


7 nights minimum stay required

Total price for 22 people (11 bedrooms) is EUR 12,000


All prices include tax

July

Avg. Temp

20-30 °C

16,000

7 nights minimum stay required

(2021) Total price for 22 people (11 bedrooms) is EUR 16,000

(2022) Total price for 22 people (11 bedrooms) is EUR 30,000


All prices include tax

August

Avg. Temp

21-30 °C

20,000

7 nights minimum stay required

(2021) Total price for 22 people (11 bedrooms) is EUR 20,000

(2022) Total price for 22 people (11 bedrooms) is EUR 30,000


All prices include tax

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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of wedding can I have in France?

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If you would like to have the legal ceremony in France, there are typically three types of wedding ceremonies you can have:

1. Civil Ceremony: Performed by the local mayor or town officer in a Town Hall (mairie) and are open to the public. The civil service is a requirement to become legally married in France before hosting a religious or other symbolic wedding at another venue. This is also commonly called PACS (‘pacte civil de solidarité’).

2. Religious Ceremony. Performed by the local priest in a church setting and you must already be legally married in your home country or in the Town Hall in France.

3. Symbolic Ceremony: A humanist wedding does not require any legal documents and is not legally binding. Instead, you have the freedom to personalise the ceremony to reflect your values and beliefs. Due to the residency requirements, expats commonly choose to have their legal ceremony in their country of residence and fly to France for the celebrations. This is the quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad.

* This information is indicative only and will vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any arrangements.

What documentation is needed to get married in France?

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The quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad is to have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to France for the celebrations and host a “symbolic-style” ceremony.

However, if you would like to process the legal paperwork in France, Europeans & UK citizens require the following for a civil ceremony.

1. Proof of residency in France for at least 30 days prior to the application, for at least one of the parties

2. Certificate of Non Impediment (certificat de célibat): A certificate you receive from your local counsel, stating you are free to marry. This is also known as a CNI. Each person in the couple requires one and is valid for three months.

3. Certificate of Law (certificat de coutume): Customs Certificate stating that your home country's marriage customs are similar to those of France e.g. you cannot have seven wives. It should be dated less than 6 months before your wedding or PACS.

4. A valid passport

5. Original birth certificate

6. Proof any previous marriages have ended (Divorce Decree or Death Certificate)

*all the above must be translated into French by a translator authorised by the French Embassy.

Documentation for a religious ceremony coming soon!

* This information is indicative only and will vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any arrangements.

Who can get married in France?

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To get legally married in France, you must have a proof of residency at least 30 days prior to your wedding application. For this reason, Non-French couples often choose to have a legal wedding in their own country and come to France for the religious or symbolic venue. Same-sex civil unions have been officially recognised as of 2013. Couples must be 18 years old to legally marry, and under-18s must have written parental consent.

What is the process to get married in France?

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The quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad is to have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to France for the celebrations and host a “symbolic-style” ceremony.

However, if you would like to process the legal paperwork in France, you will need to be slightly more organised (or get support from a local planner!). For European citizens, it is often recommended to contact the local French town hall (mairie) 6-12 months before your ideal wedding date to find out about local civil partnership laws, including what documents you and your partner will need.

Typically, you must bring your translated documents (stamped with an Apostille) to the local Town Hall and apply for marriage at least 10 days before the wedding date. Once you receive your marriage license it will remain valid for twelve months.

You are required to have 2 witnesses and 1 interpreter during the ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, you will receive a Livret de Famille (official book) with your marriage recorded. This is not the marriage certificate, you must apply to the Town Hall stating the date and location of your wedding in addition to your full names.

* This information is indicative only and will vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any arrangements.

What is the quickest & easiest way to get married in France?

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The quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad is to have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to France for the celebrations for a “symbolic-style” ceremony. This means that you do not need to worry about sharing, translating or completing additional documents for a civil or religious ceremony as you are already legally married. When you come to France, you can celebrate your commitment to one another and personalise the ceremony in a way that reflects your values and beliefs (personal vows, favorite songs, poetry, gift exchanges, religious elements etc).

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